US President Joe Biden said that he “fulfilled the mission” for which he came to the summit in Geneva, because, according to him, the “cold war” is not in the interests of either Russia or the United States.
The American leader noted that during the dialogue with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the parties did not voice any threats against each other.
“No, there were no threats,” Biden’s comment was quoted by Free News.
The head of the White House said that the purpose of the summit was to identify areas where both countries can work to promote common interests and “benefit the world,” while communicating directly and clearly defining their priorities and values.
“I don’t think Putin wants a cold war … obviously it’s not in anyone’s interests – neither your country nor mine – to be in a situation of a new cold war. I really believe he is … he understands this,” Joe Biden said.
Commenting on the Ukrainian issue, the American leader said that he had agreed with Putin to support diplomatic efforts in this area.
“I reported on the unwavering commitment of the United States to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. We agreed that we will seek diplomacy and support the Minsk agreements,” the American leader said. On Wednesday, the presidents of the two countries met at the Villa La Grange in Geneva. Taking into account the break, it lasted a total of 4.5 hours.